John of Salisbury

1110 - 1180

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John of Salisbury (late 1110s – 25 October 1180), who described himself as Johannes Parvus ("John the Little"), was an English author, philosopher, educationalist, diplomat and bishop of Chartres. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John of Salisbury has received more than 175,424 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). John of Salisbury is the 391st most popular philosopher (down from 365th in 2019), the 776th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 707th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Philosopher.

John of Salisbury was a medieval scholar and bishop who was most famous for his book Policraticus.

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Among philosophers, John of Salisbury ranks 391 out of 1,081Before him are Julius Caesar Scaliger, Siger of Brabant, Bartolus de Saxoferrato, Paul Tillich, Saadia Gaon, and Karl Rahner. After him are Johannes Althusius, Guan Zhong, Han Yu, Eubulides, Paul Natorp, and Nicephorus Gregoras.

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Among people born in 1110, John of Salisbury ranks 3Before him are Pope Lucius III and Ibn Tufail. After him are Vladislaus II, Duke of Bohemia, García Ramírez of Navarre, Euphrosyne of Polotsk, Robert de Boron, Kaykaus I, Maurice de Sully, John Tzetzes, Bertha of Sulzbach, and Rostislav I of Kiev. Among people deceased in 1180, John of Salisbury ranks 3Before him are Louis VII of France and Manuel I Komnenos. After him are John Tzetzes, Al-Mustadi, Minamoto no Yorimasa, Abraham ibn Daud, Prince Mochihito, Soběslav II, Duke of Bohemia, Theodora Komnene, Queen of Jerusalem, and Yaroslav II of Kiev.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John of Salisbury ranks 776 out of 7,765Before him are Bryan Ferry (1945), James Gregory (1638), E. M. Forster (1879), Charles Laughton (1899), William Lassell (1799), and Henry Fielding (1707). After him are Frederick Fleet (1887), Richard Laurence Millington Synge (1914), James Macpherson (1736), Thomas Tallis (1502), John Langdon Down (1828), and Imelda Staunton (1956).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, John of Salisbury ranks 24Before him are G. E. Moore (1873), Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), A. S. Neill (1883), E. H. Carr (1892), J. L. Austin (1911), and H. L. A. Hart (1907). After him are Francis Hutcheson (1694), Paul Grice (1913), Alan Watts (1915), Adam Ferguson (1723), Roger Scruton (1944), and Alasdair MacIntyre (1929).